Up The O2 Review

Still need to get that last minute Christmas gift, why not try thinking outside the box. Or rather outside the O2 Arena. Climbing the O2 is a pretty amazing experience. Knowing that you are literally standing above where many, many famous performers have been, including the likes of Queen with Adam Lambert, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce. Not to mention events like the Olympics, basketball, ice hockey etc. just to name a few. How exciting is that?

The crew from Up at The O2 are exceptionally helpful to all from start to finish. If you are afraid of heights (like myself), just mention to your trained guide how you are feeling. Not only did my guide assist me as well as others, when you would get stuck, he constantly checked up on you easing the nerves a lot. No pressure was added by anyone, you can stay towards the back of the group and take your time.

The first incline and the last decline are quite tough. It is a 28 degree angle for the first ascent and 30 degrees for your descent. You feel it in your legs for sure. Once it levels out, so did my nerves. Being harnessed in and locked on, eased the quickened heart just enough. Once at the top, we were able to walk around unlocking ourselves from the cable. Getting some beautiful photos looking in towards the city, enjoying the views and singing along to the Christmas carols which made for a pleasant Saturday afternoon. A tick off the bucket list for sure!

The diameter of The O2 is 365m (days in the year), there are 12 masts (months in the year) and the summit of the walkway is 52m high (weeks in the year). Why not push your boundaries a little   (or opt to help someone push theirs) and book in for your next adventure now!

For those who want to make this expedition last longer, you can select the climb and dine experience. The O2 has partnered with All Bar One to bring you this exclusive offer on a 2 course menu.

Website: www.theo2.co.uk

Address: Peninsula Square,

London SE10 0DX


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Written by Bec Brodie